Ryan Adams put out an amazing 3 CDs last year. His first two were released with his band the Cardinals. The first was a double CD, no less; Cold Roses was released in May. The second Jacksonville City Nights was released in September.
His last release 29 was put out in late December, and my Christmas wish came true for this CD. This is the only CD he released without his band and he instead chooses to have it produced by Ethan Johns (just as he did on Gold and Heartbreaker), and imho it is far better than the first two releases. The CD has a small theme, it has nine tracks all portraying a year of his life in his twenties. Enjoy!
[mp3] Ryan Adams - 29
[mp3] Ryan Adams - Night Birds
[mp3] Ryan Adams - The Sadness
*Buy 29 at Amazon